Jack Powers, assistant professor in the Department of Television-Radio, was recently accepted as a National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) Faculty Fellow. Only 25 NATPE fellows are named across the United States each year.

The goal of the Faculty Fellowship Program is twofold: to expose the educational community to current television issues and practices, and to foster improved communication and cooperation between educators and the industry.


Nancy Cornwell, professor and chair of the Department of Television-Radio, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Broadcast Education Association (BEA). Cornwell will represent membership in District 1, which includes eight states within the Northeast.

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is the professional association for professors, industry professionals and graduate students who are interested in teaching and research related to electronic media and multimedia enterprises.



Five student documentaries produced in Professor John Scott’s Video Workshop and Non-Fiction Production courses last semester will be aired on the Syracuse PBS affiliate, WCNY, on Sunday, November 14 at 10:30 p.m. 

The films include:

Cecilia Bottler ’10, Aya Hoffman ’12, Michael Levin ’11
The story of migrant farm workers in upstate New York and the people who protect them despite the risk of legal consequences.                 


Katalin Lustyik, assistant professor in the Department of TV-R, published an article in current issue of Television and New Media, a prestigious international journal devoted to the most recent trends in television and new media studies. The article, “From The Simpsons to ‘The Simpsons of the South Pacific’: New Zealand’s First Primetime Animation, bro’Town” was co-authored with Philippa Smith at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.

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Once again, Park School students show they know how to make a good film -- and do it quickly. Invited for the third consecutive year to participate in student filmmaking competition at the Lake Placid Film Forum (listed one of the top 25 coolest film festivals in the country by MovieMaker Magazine), Dave Reynolds '11, Jeff Picarello '10, David Gelb '10 and Michael Sutter '11 won the Audience Choice Award for the film "Escape."  

With a 24-hour window, the team scripted, shot and edited an eight-minute original film that included required elements such as a renowned downtown Lake Placid storefront and two Mark Twain quotes. Competing against four other invited schools -- Syracuse, SUNY Purchase, RIT and Burlington College -- the entries were screened in front of a live audience and before a panel of judges. The audience cast their votes choosing Team Ithaca for the Audience Choice Award for the second time in three years.




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